McDonald is a borough in Allegheny and Washington counties in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Pittsburgh. In the past, factories of bottles, oil-well drilling tools, flour-mill products, etc., existed here. Oil and coal were and still are procured in the area. The population was 2,149 at the 2010 census. Of this, 1,766 were in Washington County, and 383 were in Allegheny County.

McDonald’s government includes an elected mayor, an elected seven-member borough council and an appointed secretary-treasurer. The borough’s tax collector is also elected. The mayor, council members and tax collector are all elected to four-year terms. All of the council seats are at-large.

The borough is served by the Fort Cherry School District.


McDonald Borough Summer Tennis – Harry Collins Courts, Heritage Park

Come learn to play tennis or improve your game.  Deadline for registration = June 1, 2022

Lessons begin June 14 thru August 4.  For info call: (724) 926-4617 or (724) 469-0828. Classes for 5 – 18 year olds and Adults.  Prep for high school tennis team class – boys and girls.  All lessons held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Registration forms also available at McDonald Pharmacy, Heritage Library, China Dragon Chinese Restaurant, and the McDonald Borough office.  DOWNLOAD registration form


Tuesday, May 17th – Election Day Bake Sale

McDonald Trail Station and History Center. Tuesday May 17th. Home made soup and baked goods. All profits go to the American Red Cross for Ukraine relief.


Monday, May 30th – Memorial Day Parade

Parade starts at 11am. Lincoln Avenue through town.  Starts on 4th Street, ends at McDonald American Legion Honor Roll.  Laying of the Wreath ceremony immediately after parade.


Saturday, June 4th – McDonald Area Community Wide Yard Sales

McDonald Area Community Wide Yard Sales averages over 50+ yard sales each year, and last year we had an additional 20+ vendors at the park.  This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday June 4th.  For additional details see or McDonaldPennsylvania’s Facebook page.

This will be our 7th year holding this event, and last year’s was the biggest so far. Not only can residents have a yard sale at their home, but we also have a space for out-of-towners to come and sale at Heritage Park (this was a big turn out last year). Vendors and Crafters welcome!

To register please call (724) 926-2631.

There is also a pancake breakfast happening in town that day. Eat-shop, shop-eat. 

A map of the registered yard sales will be available a few days prior to the event. CLICK HERE FOR FLYER


Saturday, June 4th – National Trail Day Pancake Breakfast

McDonald Trail Station and History Center. 8am to 12pm CLICK HERE FOR FLYER


Monday, June 6th – Monthly Council Meeting

McDonald Borough Council June Meeting.  All meetings are held the first Monday of every month at 7pm at the McDonald Borough Building. An agenda will be posted on the agenda page of this website when available and at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

This is the invite for the June 2022 McDonald Borough Monthly Meeting if you opt to participate virtually.  When it comes time to join the meeting, please use the link below that says “Click here to join the meeting” on your smartphone or PC.

                The Teams app will launch and allow you to join as a guest

                When the browser window presents with three (3) options, select the option to Continue in Browser… and provide your name as a guest



Saturday, July 9th – Farm Market Opens

Farm Market at McDonald Trail Station and History Center opens and continues each Saturday through the summer, 9:00am – noon.


July 30th through August 6th – McSummerfest at Heritage Park



McDonald Trash Collection  – Effective July 1st, 2021 McDonald trash collection, serviced by Waste Management, is providing McDonald residents access to Waste Management’s AT YOUR DOOR SPECIAL COLLECTION SERVICE. This is a way to conveniently dispose of your household hazardous waste safely, easily and responsibly.  For additional information contact Waste Management at 1-800-449-7587 Click here for Flyer

Keep updated on McDonald Boro news on Facebook; “McDonaldPennsylvania”.

The Washington County Transportation Authority (Freedom Transit) provides bus service between McDonald and Washington with stops along the route. Bus stops are at Havloch Commons (Coal Street),  Giant Eagle (Station Street), and Heritage Library (4th Street). Other stops along the way include the Senior Center in Cecil, Senior Center in Canonsburg, Shop n’ Save in Canonsburg, Pike Inn in Houston, The Meadows and shopping areas in Washington. The service operates Monday thru Friday 6:45a.m. – 7:30p.m. with trips every 90 minutes. For more information please visit

Parking in the Borough on Saturdays and Sundays is free at all meters.